Woman pleads guilty to threatening doorbell pranksters
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield woman could get a 10-year prison sentencing for threatening boys who rang her doorbell and ran away.
Prosecutors say 32-year-old Ashley Crossland pleaded guilty to three felonies after becoming angry after the January 2014 prank. A probable cause statement says Crossland tried to run one boy down with her van and punched another while holding a knife to his chest.
She was also charged with going to the home where the boys were having a sleepover and threatened to slit the throats of everyone in the house, while shouting racial slurs.
The Springfield News-Leader reports the plea deal recommends a 10-year prison sentence but a judge will decide May 15 whether Crossland will be eligible for the lesser sentence.